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Nomad Factory releases Magnetic 2 reel-to-reel audio tape warmer

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Nomad Factory Magnetic 2

Nomad Factory has released Magnetic 2, a virtual reel-to-reel audio tape warmer effect for Windows and Mac.

The plug-in features pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage style EQ and a built in Boost mastering section. The result is a creamy, warm sound that can only be achieved by MAGNETIC II.

New in Magnetic 2

  • 9 tape models that give you the authentic sound of the famous vintage tape machines:
    • Otari MX-80 2-inch 24-track
    • Otari MTR-90 2-inch 24-track
    • Ampex MM1200 2-inch 24-track
    • Ampex ATR-102 half-inch two-track
    • Tascam ATR60-16 1-inch 16-track
    • Studer A80 Mk II 2-inch 24-track
    • Studer A827 2-inch 24-track
    • Studer A820 2-inch 24-track
    • MCI JH24 2-inch 24-track
  • Real Tape Model Mode: To engage the new Real Tape Model mode, simply turn the Reel Speed knob between 1 and 30 and it will activate the selector buttons on the left.
  • Wow & Flutter Knob: Turning the Reel Speed knob between 1 and 30 also activates the Wow & Flutter knob which gives you the irregularities in the playback speed of analog recordings.
  • Magnetic Tape Color: When the Reel Speed knob is set to DASH, this engages the original Magnetic Tape-Color sound. Any other Reel Speed Knob setting allows you to select between different Tape Model modes, including Magnetic.

Magnetic 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79 USD. The upgrade from Magnetic v1.x is $20 USD for a limited time.

More information: Nomad Factory / Magnetic 2

TASCAM announces iXZ mic/instrument interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch

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TASCAM has introduced the iXZ, a pocket sized mic/instrument input for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Tascam iXZ

This powerful little gadget turns an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch into an instant recording studio. Plug in a microphone, guitar or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps.

The iXZ supplies phantom power for condenser microphones and input setting sets the gain. There is also a headphone output to monitor from your iOS device.

iXZ can be used in various applications and will be sure to be an indispensable tool for anyone who enjoys creating music.

iXZ features

  • Switchable mic/line input.
  • Phantom power.
  • Gain control.
  • 1/8” headphone output.
  • XLR mic input.
  • High-impedence guitar input.
  • Mic input powered by two AA batteries.
  • Non-powered guitar input.

More information: Tascam / iXZ

Cupwise releases Cassette 1 for Nebula

Cupwise Cassette 1 Tascam 122 mkIII

Cupwise has released Cassette 1, a collection of Tascam 122 mkIII programs for Nebula by Acustica Audio.

The Tascam 122 mkIII deck was used, along with 11 tapes, to create this set. Some tapes were sampled twice, at slightly different speeds and with different noise reduction settings (B, C, and none).

Most of the tapes are/were highly regarded among cassette enthusiasts (they’re still out there!). There are type I, II, and metal type IV tapes. The deck has a rich history and is very well known for it’s reliability and performance.

The Cassette 1 Nebula programs are available to purchase for $10 USD.

More information: Cupwise / Cassette 1

Tascam DR-07mkII, update to portable recorder addes new mics

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Tascam has released the DR-07mkII, a new handheld recorder with adjustable microphones and high-resolution audio quality that’s simple to use.

Tascam DR-07mkII

The stereo recorder features a pair of adjustable condenser microphones. The built-in mics can be moved from an XY position, for tight imaging, to an AB position, for a wider ambient sound.

The sound of the DR-07mkII reflects over 30 years of TASCAM’s recording experience. A dedicated power supply for the codec enables the full capabilities of the A/D and D/A converter, and separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design reduce noise in the design. The DR-05 records to microSD or microSDHC media, recording in MP3 or WAV (BWF) file format at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution.

Sharing some features with the new DR-05, the DR-07mkII makes recording simple enough for any musician. The Peak reduction function sets the optimum recording level even in recording to avoid the over level. Quick Menu selects commonly used parameters in playback or record like auto level setting or limiting, while deeper settings are available through a full-featured setup menu. The 1/8” mic/line input can supply power for microphones. A Level Align function prevents uneven volume levels during playback through the 1/8” headphone output or built-in speaker. Variable-Speed Audition – which changes playback speed without affecting pitch – and looping are also available during playback for transcription or learning new music. 17.5 hours of longer battery life at 44.1kHz/16-bit, WAV (BWF) is long enough for any recording situation.

Some DR-07mkII features that aren’t found on the DR-05 include Overdub mode, which records over your previous take but keeps a copy of the original. The portable recorder also includes Auto Record and Auto Mark settings for hands-off operation. A reverb effect is also available to give your recordings a mastered polish.

For recording live music, band rehearsals, classes or simply sharing your music with the world, TASCAM’s DR-07mkII is an unbeatable value.

DR-07mkII features

  • Handheld Portable Recorder.
  • Adjustable Stereo Condenser Omnidirectional Microphones (XY or AB).
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording.
  • Stereo MP3 recording from 32-320 kbps bit rate.
  • Reverb effect.
  • Overdub recording mode.
  • Auto Record and Auto Mark functions.
  • Peak Reduction function to set the optimum recording level automatically even in recording.
  • Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion.
  • Automatic or manual level setting.
  • Self timer recording starts recording 5 or 10 sec. after pressing the record button for waiting until you are ready.
  • Auto and manual track increment.
  • Variable speed playback (50%-150%) without changing the pitch.
  • Loop and repeat playback.
  • Level Align feature prevents uneven volume levels during playback.
  • Playback EQ setting.
  • Editing function (Divide and delete).
  • Up to 99 mark points on each file.
  • Chromatic tuner.
  • 1/8” stereo mic/line input.
  • USB 2.0 port for transfer to PC and external power.
  • Up to 2-second pre recording buffer.
  • Jump back function returns to previous point with one action (1-10, 20, 30 sec.).
  • 1/8” headphone/line output.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • microSD (64MB – 2GB)/microSDHC (4GB – 32GB) card slot (2GB card included).
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries, AC adapter (optional: PS-P515U), or USB bus power.
  • Tripod socket hole.
  • Dimensions: 2.2” W x 5.5” H x 1” D (55mm x 141mm x 26mm).
  • Weight: 4.4 oz (125g).

More information: Tascam / DR-07mkII

Tascam DR-05, portable recorder offers high-quality sound and simple operation

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Tascam has introduced the DR-05, a new easy-to-use handheld portable recorder with high-resolution audio quality.

Tascam DR-05

The stereo recorder features a pair of condenser microphones with sensitivity up to 125dB SPL and low noise, designed to capture every detail and dynamic of a performance. The design of the DR-05 is optimized for sound quality, from the dedicated power supply for the codec to bring out the full spec of the A/D and D/A converter to the separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design with noise resistance in its compact case. The DR-05 records to microSD or microSDHC media, recording in MP3 or WAV (BWF) file format at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution.

The new DR-05‘s great-sounding recordings are easy to operate. The Peak reduction function sets the optimum recording level even in recording to avoid the over level. Quick Menu selects commonly used parameters in playback or record like auto level setting or limiting, while deeper settings are available through a full-featured setup menu. The 1/8” mic/line input can supply power for microphones. A Level Align function prevents uneven volume levels during playback through the 1/8” headphone output or built-in speaker. Variable-Speed Audition – which changes playback speed without affecting pitch – and looping are also available during playback for transcription or learning new music. 17.5 hours of longer battery life at 44.1kHz/16-bit, WAV (BWF) is long enough for any recording situation.

For recording live music, band rehearsals, classes or simply sharing your music with the world, TASCAM’s DR-05 is an unbeatable value.

The Tascam DR-05 is priced at $99 USD (MAP).

More information: Tascam / DR-05

Tascam announces US-200 & US-600, USB audio/MIDI interfaces

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Tascam has launched the US-200 and US-600, two stylish, lightweight, USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interfaces perfectly suited for mobile musicians and home recording enthusiasts.

Tascam US-200
Tascam US-600

Each has a MIDI input and output, and each uses USB 2.0 for high-speed, low-latency conversion. Both interfaces have a ¼” stereo headphone output with zero-latency direct monitoring, switchable in either mono or stereo.

The US-200 is a two-in/four-out interface with a pair of XLR/TRS combo jacks feeding high-quality microphone preamps with phantom power. Input 1 can be switched to instrument level for direct recording of guitar and bass. Four RCA outputs are included on the rear panel. The US-200 is bus powered from the USB input, removing the need of a wall-wart supply.

The US-600 is a six-in/four-out interface with four XLR/TRS combo mic inputs, two on the front and two on the rear panel. S/PDIF digital in and out are available for direct digital connection to external preamps, drum machines and processors.

Both the TASCAM US-200 and US-600 include a copy of Cubase LE5, Steinberg’s latest 48-track workstation software with MIDI tracks, plug-in support and dynamic automation for polished mixes.

US-200 features

  • 2-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface.
  • Two mic preamps with phantom power, XLR/TRS combo jacks.
  • Four unbalanced RCA outputs.
  • MIDI input and output.
  • Signal Present and Overload meter LEDs on each input.
  • Line Out/Phones level control.
  • Monitor mix level control and Mono/stereo switch for direct input monitoring.
  • Instrument (high impedance) switch for input 1 with indicator LED.
  • Includes Cubase LE5 48-track workstation recording software.

US-600 features

  • 6-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface.
  • Four mic preamps with phantom power, XLR/TRS combo jacks.
  • Two unbalanced RCA outputs.
  • S/PDIF stereo digital input and output.
  • MIDI input and output.
  • Signal Present and Overload meter LEDs on each input.
  • Line Out/Phones level control.
  • Monitor mix level control for direct input monitoring.
  • Mono/stereo monitoring switch for input 1/2 and 3/4.
  • Instrument (high impedance) switch for input 1 with indicator LED.
  • Includes Cubase LE5 48-track workstation recording software.

More information: Tascam / US-200 / US-600

Tascam announces TA-1VP Vocal Processor

Tascam and Antares Audio Technologies have collaborated to create the TA-1VP Vocal Processor, a single-rackspace processor for live performance, house of worship or studio use.

The TA-1VP uses the new Evo version of Antares’ world-famous Auto-Tune processing for real-time pitch correction and doubling of the input vocal. Antares’ TEC Award-winning Microphone and Tube Modeling is also included.

The TASCAM TA-1VP includes both a microphone input and line input. Compression, gating, de-essing and equalization are all available for the input signal. The front-panel interface is covered with dedicated, illuminated buttons and meters to show exactly what the unit is doing. Factory presets and user memory slots recall the ideal settings for your vocal style, and real-time MIDI control is also provided.

Built for every audio application from live performance to studio mixdown, TASCAM’s TA-1VP is the only hardware processor with Auto-Tune technology for flawless vocal intonation.

Tascam TA-1VP

TA-1VP Vocal Processor features

  • Antares Auto-Tune Evo real-time pitch correction with enhanced tracking and correction capabilities.
  • Antares Microphone Modeling simulates a variety of high-end studio microphones with variable proximity effect.
  • Analog tube modeling effect.
  • Variable-knee compression.
  • Downward-expanding gate processor.
  • Variable frequency de-esser.
  • Flexible 2-band parametric EQ.
  • Automatic mono or stereo doubletracking.
  • User-programmable settings.
  • Dynamic MIDI control.
  • XLR microphone input with phantom power.
  • 1/4” balanced line input and output.
  • S/PDIF digital output.
  • 1/4″ footswitch input.

More information: Tascam / TA-1VP

Tascam releases Portastudio for iPad v1.1.1

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Tascam Portastudio for iPad

Tascam has released version 1.1.1 of the Portastudio for iPad recording app.

TASCAM’s Portastudio brings 30 years of easy-to-use home recording to your iPad. Based on the PORTA ONE recorder that revolutionized recording in 1984, the Portastudio app records up to four tracks with a vintage vibe.

Record one track at a time using the built-in mic or a headset microphone connection, monitoring on authentic VU meters. A cassette transport with position counter tracks your position while you mix with level, pan and EQ controls. When you’re ready to mix, the built-in mixdown function saves your song as a CD-quality WAV file. Your mix appears in iTunes when you’re finished, ready to share with friends and bandmates.

A generation of your favorite bands crafted their songs with Portastudios, now it’s your turn. Start capturing your songs with the company that invented home recording using Portastudio by TASCAM.

Version 1.1.1 includes some fixes for the mixdown function.

Portastudio for iPad is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD.

More information: Portastudio for iPad